5 dating terms to update your love vocab
Caspering has evolved, flirting is not the same…. Here are five more dating terms you should know!Updated: Apr 20, 2019 22:12 IST
To get social media attention
Instagrandstanding is when you perfectly curate your Instagram account to get a certain someone’s attention. Be it putting up stories, showing off your style or how many friends you have, all your Instagram posts are for this person to see, just to get their attention to what you’re doing.
To be a guilty secret
Stashing away in simple terms means dating someone, but not telling anyone about them.
If even after dating for a while if none of their friends or family know you exist or that they keep you hidden away from their inner circle, then unfortunately, you’ve been stashed.
A variation of ghosting
Ghosting is disappearance without any notice or closure whatsoever, caspering would mean ghosting but nicely, and haunting is when they aren’t in your life anymore, but linger on with their digital presence on your social media. Delete delete!
The act of flirting with cake on it (not literally)
Caking is when you’re extra sweet to someone you’re really interested in. You’re always texting them sweet nothings, and the attention is undivided.
To be blind in ‘love’
Taking its name from the Sandra Bullock film, bird boxing is when someone you’re dating treats you terribly, or is just not good for you, but you’re so consumed by your feelings for them that you continue to date them anyway. Who hasn’t been there?
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From HT Brunch, April 21, 2019
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First Published: Apr 20, 2019 22:12 IST